Section Newsletter Articles on Capital Punishment

Caryl Chessman, the forgotten man By Willis R. Tribler Bench and Bar, October 2009 Chessman conducted the first relentless, no-holds-barred campaign by a condemned person to delay or avoid execution for a death penalty crime. Along the way, he demonstrated the utter folly of defending yourself in a capital case and provided support for the proposition that the death penalty should not be imposed for crimes, however loathsome, that do not result in the death of the victim.
Supreme Court sticks to two-part analysis in death penalty cases By Nathan Howard Human Rights, January 2009 Last term, the Supreme Court reinforced its two-part analysis for consideration of whether the death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment proscription on cruel and unusual punishment in a given case.
Death penalty article By David W. Austin International and Immigration Law, June 2008 Last month, the United States Supreme Court once again ruled that the state can kill people as punishment for the commission of certain crimes.
Living with the death penalty By Henry Leyte-Vidal and Scott J. Silverman Bench and Bar, July 2006 The judges who preside over death penalty cases are learned men and women dedicated to carrying out the law. They are also human beings with feelings and emotions who at times make the most difficult decisions in American jurisprudence.
Reforming the death penalty By Kathryn Saltmarsh Human Rights, February 2004 Government lawyers work in a variety of contexts and legal categories. Prosecutors and public defenders are by definition adversaries in the court room.1 Over the spring 2003 session of the 93rd General Assembly, the lion and lamb successfully worked together toward the goal of death penalty reform.